The French envoy to Tehran has disputed inclusion by Paris of Iran in the list of dangerous states for travelling, saying Iran is the most secure regional country for trips.
Iran is the most secure country in the region for foreign tourists, French Ambassador to Tehran Bruno Foucher underlined after Paris put Iran’s name on the list of 40 states which are dangerous for travelling.
Foucher made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqavi in Tehran on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the senior diplomat assured Qashqavi that the French embassy has not presented any report to Paris on any insecurity in Iran, and expressed regret that his mission was not solicited by the French foreign ministry before issuing the report.
He stressed that he firmly believes Iran is the most secure and most attractive country in the region for trips by foreigners.
Foucher underscored the growing number of French tourists who visit Iran, and said, “The French embassy is fully ready to further develop the growing trend of tourism in Iran and provide any necessary assistance in this regard for its part.”
The French envoy promised Qashqavi to ask the country’s foreign ministry to strike off Iran’s name from the list of the 40 countries mentioned in the travel advisory.
He also described further expansion of cultural and tourism relations between Iran and France as one of the main goals of the French embassy in Tehran.